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    September 24, 2010
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everyone got out alive, 24 hours, most fish, perished. it's going to take time before investigators figure out what happened to the devastating fire, consuming three homes and damaging four others. >> and we still are investigating the cause and -- of the fire and have it listed as undetermined and there are more things we have to look at and interviews we need to do, but we have a scientific method, methodology that we follow and we're on track with that. >> reporter: the fire marshal said the blaze began on the back deck of this house and quickly spread up the back. with the cause undetermined, investigators asked for extra help. >> it did bring in an accelerant canine from louden county about 1:00 in the morning and that dog was able to go through the fire scene. >> did he alert to anything? >> that is still under
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investigation. >> reporter: two of the home owners whose houses sustained some damage, mostly from the heat, declined to comment today, one telling us he is still in shock and the people owning this home moved in about six months ago. >> this -- has their son's party two weeks ago, all the memories, everything is destroyed. >> reporter: the sight of the damage to their home is so upsetting that one family member had to be hospitalized. >> she's shocked. >> reporter: although everyone made it out alive, 19 fish, one frog, a dog and three cats perished. it's going to take some time to put these shattered lives back together again. the fire chief told us they never had any problem with water flow contrary to a report that they were having difficulties. the church groups and the red cross have been assisting the families who can't go home and that is going to total over $2 million, shawn. >> thank you, paul wagner.
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two days after a fire kill a -- killed a mother and her young son, fairfax county investigators are still trying to find out that cause. the lady and her two sons all died in the fire on wednesday. anderson lowered her other children, including an 8-week daughter to the uncle. 18 of their neighbors are displaced from their homes because of the fire. a wild police chase that began in prince georges county ended with a shootout in the district. officers were chasing two vehicles, a honda and toyota avalon and that were both believed to be in a car jacking this morning. the cops say the suspects bailed out at 31st and g street southeast and exchanged gun fire with the police. no one was hurts and police arrested two people. officers are still looking for the toyota. a vigil tonight will remember a law student. the 30-year-old was killed sunday while cycling on route 202 in largo. she was a maryland green party
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candidate for the u.s. senate. police have not charged anyone with her death. ahead on the news edge at 6, we'll go to the scene of the accident where her family and friends are holding that vigil in her memory. a big shipment of pot couldn't make it past the nose of a drug-sniffing dog. that is 21 pounds of marijuana, they found it hidden in packages of chocolate headed to new york city from mexico on thursday. the marijuana has an estimated street value of $17,000. a jam-packed hearing room on the hill with serious issues to debate, among them, illegal immigration and migrant farming. it was not the issues that brought many to the rayburn building. instead, that man commanded all the attention. matt ackland was on capitol hill and he's more on the unusual testimony. >> reporter: it was unusual and during one of the hearings. this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican.
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i want it picked by an american and sliced by guatemalan and served by venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. that was matt ackland reporting tonight. obviously we're having technical difficulties here. hopefully we'll get the full report and we'll pass that along. shawn. virginia governor bob mcdonough is explaining why he omitted any mention of slavery when announcing confederate history month in april. he said he made a, quote, error of haste and not of part and described it as a major and unacceptable mission. he made the remarks at a national conference on slavery at norfolk state university and revealed that next year he won't honor confederate history and will instead issue a civil war in virginia proclamation. the guns are off in the maryland governor's race. martin o'malley and robert ehrlich unleashed a round of
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tough new ads online. tom fitzgerald has more on the latest round of attack ads. >> reporter: in ellicott city, maryland, friday -- . >> maryland governor, the honorable martin o'malley. >> reporter: old school face-to- face politics on display. >> maryland is recovering faster than other states. >> reporter: as the o'malley- ehrlich rematch enters the final rounds, the real rough and tumble is being sought online. >> who cares? not martin o'malley, featuring his worse hits. >> bob ehrlich raised my property taxes and now he said he didn't. >> reporter: these are some of the latest web-only political ads that the ehrlich and o'malley campaigns have been unleashing -- unleashing on each other via their youtube channel. >> these tax increases come standard with classics as the new corporate transfer tax increase. >> my family can not ford another four years of bob ehrlich. >> reporter: they're blunt, take-no-prisoners and are now a big part of a maryland
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governor's race that most polls have at a statistical tie. >> it has to be good and viral. >> the web videos can be as long or as nasty as they want to be unlike tv ads. >> i think they can get away with more outrageous visuals than they might be able to do on television. >> reporter: while here, the politicians denouncing negative advertising, you would be hard- pressed to find any apologies in this race. governor o'malley's online strategy is a important part of getting his message out. >> i believe that is the best thing our campaign has going for it. >> reporter: robert ehrlich was in santa mary's county on friday. the spokesman said of the campaign, quote, he can't run on his own record because that is a record of failure and so they trying to distract the voters with the web attempts. in ellicott city, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. keep it here on fox 5 news at 5. we'll be right back. 
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>> take a look at this. detroit auto workers caught on camera chugging beer and apparently smoking pot in a public park on their lunch break and then heading back to work on chrysler's assembly line. our sister station in detroit filmed a group day after day over the course of two months. >> and wait until you see what happened when a news crew busted them. >> reporter: a party in this park is off the hook. drink it, smoke it and get a quick buzz because this party's not an all-nighter. in fact, it's not even noon yet. >> hey, guys. hate to be a buzz kill, but shouldn't you be building cars? >> you know, the government said a lot of -- sent a lot of money bailing you out and you're coming here on your lunch break drinking like this? >> reporter: this is chrysler's
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jefferson north assembly plant. more than 3 million square feet of factory. 2,833 well-paid union auto workers pass through the gates and inside, they build one of the crown jewels of the chrysler line. the 2011 jeep grand cherokee. less than two months ago, president obama spoke to a cheering crowd of workers in this plant and who wouldn't applaud the man who sand off on more than $6 billion of government money to save their jobs. i want you to know that i will -- on the american worker any day of the week. [ indiscernible ] >> yup, this place is still here because of our tax money,
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a giant bailout. you think of the president of the united states stopped by your work to give you a pep talk, you would be inspired to do more. and to be more, to build more. to dripping more? we got a tip some chrysler workers were using their lunch break to catch a buzz and we started following them five days after president obama's visit and caught them day after day and hitting up the party store then hitting a public park to pound bees. oh, and can i mention a little smoking? -- the day starts at 6:00 a.m. and at 11, there is a half-hour lunch break. the partiers have enough time to go to the liquor store, drive about a mile to the park and consume for 10 minutes and get back to thea plant in time to work the last three hours of their shift. tuesday, september 14th, 10:57 a.m. here comes our crew, out for a break. and now at the party store,
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11:07, hitting the coolers for liquid refreshment. and they're team players. check out this handoff. the beer and adds a king can as he waits in the checkout line and this one has his hands full, too. it's 11:09 and the party started. they join the bash at 11:11. and a minute later, here comes the big brew crew. they never missed a day we were watching and last but not least, these guys show up at 11:15 and brought their a game. that this dude takes a hit and takes a swig and another drag. then slugs on a mini bottle. the party breaks up at 11:22 and by 11:25, everybody's back at the factory on time. wouldn't want to be written up for being late, and remember,
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we saw this day after day after day and in fact, every day we went to the park during lunch, people were doctor their -- were there partying. finally we saw enough. >> hey, guys, hate to be a buzz kill, but shouldn't you be building cars? don't you work out at the chrysler factory? you know, the government spent a lot of money bailing you out and you coming here on your lunch break drinking like this? where are you going, man? you going to build cars now after you had a few beers? >> rob wallcheck fox news. >> chrysler is responding, the senior vice president for manufacturing said i am very, very disturbed and i want to make it clear that we at chrysler take it very seriously. for us, this behavior is totally unacceptable and will be dealt with swiftly. the united auto worker's union issued a statement saying in part the uaw opposes the use of strong substances or alcohol use on the job.
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the employees in this situation don't represent the vast majority of workers at chrysler. chrysler said several of the workers in the video have been identified and suspended indefinitely without pay. flooding shut down some of metro's customer call centers today and metro leased the space for the phone lines inside this building in hyattsville. the water pipe ruptured inside and the building will be closed until sunday and if you have questions about metro access or general metro information, you will have to use their website. you can expect delays riding metro this weekend. the crews will be making repairs and upgrades on the orange, blue, yellow and green lines. add about 30 extra minutes to your trip and go to www.myfoxdc.com and click on web links for more details in the delays. and a traffic alert overnight. interstate 66 at the dulles connector road will shut down at midnight for word on the metro rail, work, rather, on the metro rail project. the traffic will be detoured around the dulles connector road westbound -- westbound, route 123 and the beltway and
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back to 66 and crews are building the large concrete structures and building bridges. the road will reopen at 5:00 a.m. on saturday. ramp closures will lead to easier driving around the wilson bridge project. two new ramps will open at the interchange and the beltway. v dot recommends drivers take alternate routes tonight as the ramps to pershing avenue will close at 9:00 p.m. and the new ramps are opening two months ahead of schedule. and hopefully you're watching us from inside. it's how the outside. >> unbelievably hot. >> you said that we would probably not had the a record for today but the 90 degrees summer? we shattered it and this is one of those days where it wanted to be hot. the temperature for national on the hour last in our, 3:00, was
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98 degrees at national and maybe pushed it to 99 and we won't know for another few minutes and very, very hot across the board and very, very sunny, too. this is high pressure that builds in and at the surface and aloft and is sitting around a days and that gets hotter and hotter and hotter and today is the hottest day, 98 degrees or so and talking about a mini heat wave for lack of a better term there and the good news, we're going begin to bring in slightly cooler temperatures for tomorrow and on sunday and next week, the hot stuff will be a distant memory and look at that line of showers, a couple of thunderstorms in there, too and through ohio and kentucky. that is a frontal system and
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not bringing us rain. we're too destroy her -- dry here and any of that rain gets closer to us and by tomorrow, the frontal system will move through and that will be changing things gradually and thank goodness, too. check out the numbers, everyone in right now and for national; 96, dulles; 97, frederick and when you add in a little bit of humidity, the temperatures are more like they're around 100 degrees for some folks and we'll talk about that coming up in the full forecast and warm this evening at 7:00, 89 degrees and stay ins 80s most of the evening and staying dry. and cooler temperatures are coming, no more records are being broken and not until the next summer and we'll get in the cooler air here. a new poll finds voters aren't impressed with either political party. "the associated press" gfk poll
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found that 60% surveyed disapproved of the job congressional democrats are doing and 68% are unhappy with the job the republicans are performing. a political forum turns physical in nevada. a brawl broke out yesterday between supporters of harry reid and sharon engle and that started when a reid supporter tried to leave during the closing statements. the things came to blows. the security guards jumped in and no one was arrested. a war of words between republicans and the democrats over the soon to expire bush- era tax cuts. house speaker nancy pelosi supports the president's plan to extend the tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year and 30 other democrats signed a letter calling for those tax cuts for everyone and that is a plan the gop supports. >> if we let this go to the next step with the reversion of the tax levels to the 2,000
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yike year levels, it will create an economic katrina. >> america's middle class will have a tax cut and that will be done in this congress. there is no question about that. >> pelosi didn't rule out a vote before the elects and hasn't put it on the schedule just yet. it's lights out at a lightbulb factory in virginia. >> what is causing it to close the doors for good and how many jobs are going away. et votes are in and there are a ton. we'll explain why that happen and look at the watkins-mill matchup. coming up after the break. 
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>> it's friday, time for the fox 5 high school game of the week and for the first time ever, the fans could vote for their favorite matchup via text message. >> that seemed to work. the response is incredible and who thought of that? kids and text messaging, brit
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-- brilliant, right? we got an incredible 55,000 votes, 69% were for the clarksburg-mill much up -- matchup. >> reporter: good evening from gaithersburg. we have a kickoff and used to them at 7:30. tonight, a 6:30 matchup between 3-0 watkins mill and clarksburg, a team that won 1-2 this season. they never beat clarksburg, 0-3 all-time against the coyotes and i would like to introduce the third year head coach and joe -- i didn't want to blow it. i have been practicing all afternoon. and last year, this team combined for three wins and you have met that total. two questions here. number one, how much fun has that been and number two, i know this town is hoping to have a winning team. >> the school is craving a football team and now that it's here, the school is nuts and that atmosphere is great. >> can you see a sense of
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excitement with the guys already? >> the enthusiasm is there and excited and awesome. >> the clarksburg team is 1-2 this season and what is the biggest challenge they present? >> we're not fooled by the record and you're an upper etch loop team and it's going to be tough tonight. >> and we talked about your team, 60% run, 40% pass. >> uh-huh. >> what are the keys to get over this 0-3 hump here? >> that key is stopping the run. we can do some things we want to do. >> and. >> reporter: last but not least, you had over 36,000 votes for the game. what does it mean to see that support in the community? >> the atmosphere has been, i have never seen anything like it. it's been awesome. >> has there been trouble concentrating? >> today in school it was rough. rough for all the players and
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the students, you know and everyone with the game today. >> thank you very much for joining us. watkins mill and clarksburg, kicking off at 6:30 and we have your highlights at 10. sean -- shawn, back to you in the studio. >> and looking forward to that. thank you. we want you to keep the action going. the nominees for next week's game-of-the-week are on the website g to www.myfoxdc.com and tell us where you think we should be next friday. you can text your vote to -- and send it to 55171 and regular text messaging rates apply. still ahead on fox 5 news at 5, it's the end of an era. a lightbulb factory forced to close its doors, why dozens of people employed here are losing their jobs to workers overseas. and controversial comments, president obama and i ran's leader trade heated remarks on an emotional subject, the september 11th attacks. we'll be right back. 
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout.
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ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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so. >> a big job loss for hundreds of workers in virginia. a ge factory in winchester that started producing incandescent lightbulbs in 1975, closed forever today and john henrehan talked to workers on the factory and with more on the disappointing decision to shut it down. >> general electric has been in the manufacturing didn't make a cut. >> reporter: they have been here in this factory for 35 years. edward jackson used to make them. >> and the machine turns around and puts them into the bulb and
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shot the white off into the bulbs and that also welded the base cap. >> reporter: jackson said it was a good job with descent pay and good benefits. the market for incan dessent lightbulbs is declining quickly, partly because of consumer preference for more efficient lighting and from international agreements phasing them out in coming years and citing over capacity, rising costs and inefficiencies, ge decided to close the win chester lightbulb factory forever. thursday was the last day of production and locals don't like the company's decision. >> it's a shame. the community needs the job and people are without jobs. >> seems like everything is going to china or other countries and they selling out our country, really. >> reporter: the president of the regional chamber of commerce points out the winchester area has 5,000 other
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businesses and hopes that some other company will move into the sprawling ge factory and for now, 200 high-paying jobs are gone and the lights are out at ge in winchester and employees got a good package of benefits. severance, a year's health insurance, preferential hiring at the other factories but production of the three-way incandescent bulbs manufactured in win chester is switching to a ge factory in mexico. >> john henrehan live in the newsroom. a close call in the skies over minnesota. two planes nearly collided in midair and that happened on the 16th. 90 pearls on board came within 50 to 100 feet of the cargo plane in the clouds. the controllers told the u.s. airways crew to turn left and putting the plane into the path of the cargo plane taking off
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from another runway. >> he was on the left side and got an ra on that and responded to it and let it go by. >> and -- >> rodger. reported for you. 19,17,000. >> reporter: the ntsb said the jet liner has an automated system that instructed the pilots to climb with the crash. and she spent 4 hen days spent in confinement. she's talking about her on deal. she said she was integrated for months during a year in jail and did math in her head, ran, did jumping jacks to maintain her strength and showered and two friends were accused of spying. she's met with the iranian president to convince him to set the others free. mahmoud ahmadinejad is stirring up controversy, implying america may have had a hand in the 9/11 attacks and made those remarks as he addressed the u.n. general assembly yesterday and eric shawn got an exclusive one-on-
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one interview where he pressed the leader for answers. >> you have insulted millions and millions of americans by claiming the u.s. government had a hand in 9/11. quite frankly, sir, how could you say such an insane and nutty thing? >> would you address your own president the same way? >> president ahmadinejad was not happy with the way the interview started and claimed the statement about 9/11 is one of 32 theoryies on the attacks. >> [ through translator ] >> you believe that the government had a hand in 9/11? [ through translator ] >> i did not give an opinion of my own. i suggested that a fact-finding group and meg be formed to delve into the truth. >> reporter: osama bin laden has taken credit, al qaeda officials have taken credit and it seems very clear. >> that is fine and the fact- finding mission can shed light on who the perpetrators were,
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who is alibi and where does that exist and who was it backed by and supported. all of these should come. >> reporter: meanwhile, the white house released a portion of the interview that president obama gave bbc persian the where he had this to say about mahmoud ahmadinejad's remarks on 9/11. it was offensive and hateful and for him to make a statement in manhattan, north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones, people of all faiths and ethnicities who see this as a tragedy of this generation to make a statement like that was inexcusable. i talked to president ahmadinejad about a wide of iss disputed nuke regard program and claims iran doesn't want a nuclear bomb and said that iran doesn't support terrorism and did wish the american people well. she took her clemency request to the supreme court and it was shot down. still ahead, virginia executes a woman for the first time in
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nearly a century. plus, lindsay lohan learns another hard lesson or maybe she's not learning a lesson and that is why she's going back to jail. more that on that coming up.  check the tag. made in france. wow. the price tag. double wow. up to 60% off. find what makes you happy at a price that makes you homegoods happy.
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recipient when seven african- americans were given the national medal of honor during the second world war -- world war. he died from brain cancer at his home. and today for two injured soldiers, specialist rick zimmerman and private first class justin lovelaswere honored today. and punctured the helmet. lovelace was injured during an ambush by enemy forces in afghanistan. >> and that is an honor, of course, and it definitely is one of the things you don't want to be presented with, but, that is all great to be honored and recognized for service. >> one guy i want to thank is sergeant brown, my team leader and there were shots around me and he came into the fire and pulled me about 30 yards to safety. >> the chief of staff for the u.s. army presented the purple
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heart to the soldiers today. and if this is what fall feels like. gary's back to tell us when we can expect some fall-like temperatures coming up. and also ahead, why a group of meteorologists said d.c. has the worse summer of any other city in the country. and can michelle rhee be on her way to newark? find out who is urging d.c.'s school chancellor to take over the troubled schools in that city. lindsay. -- lindsay. and we had over 56,000 votes for game of the week and you think these girls are excited about the game? we have more on this coming up.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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>> we received nearly 39,000 votes for the game-winning
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matchup thanks to the vote. >> watkins mill high and clarksburg are the top vote getters. lindsay has more. >> reporter: we're about 45 minute away from kickoff and the teams getting warmed up behind me and i would like to produce a couple of members and they have a ton of pride and voting this week k. you talk about the excitement of the game of the week? >> that has been great. the energy has been wonderful and the kids have been -- and wearing orange, wearing everything they do to show their pride. the energy this week, because we have not lost a game is unbelievable. >> and i heard it's been a distraction to the players, you guys finally are having a winning season and what has this been like? >> it's been awesome, we have three wins this year, more than the last two years that i believe and we did have a state
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championship in 1993 and there is a lot of football pride here and we're back on track hoping for an undefeated season. >> and looking forward to highlights tonight, right? >> definitely. >> i would like to introduce the watkins mill cheer leading squad and they gave us a tease before, go ahead, ladies. [ cheering ] >> reporter: as you can see, the excitement is getting started here at watkins mill high school and in clarksburg and watkins mill. we have the highlights coming up at 10. shawn, back to you. >> thank you, have fun out there. we want to keep the action
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going. the nominees for next week's game-of-the-week on our website now. head to www.myfoxdc.com and tell us where you think we should be next friday. you can text your vote. text the name of your school choice to 55171. regular text-messaging rates apply. and record heat, storms, power outages and flash floodings. that adds up to the d.c. area hitting number one on the weather channel's list of the worse summer this year and the meteorologist ranked the cities who endured a hot summer. in little rock, arkansas, hit 107 last month and the d.c. area was number two on the weather channel's list for the worst winters this year. >> good grief, can you imagine? we have the extremes. >> and they went through it. >> completely forgot something
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and the high temperature for today. >> and you trys to say it's hot? >> fill in the adjectives, it's there and this is what is taking place this evening. the -- hot today and i'm not going say it and i will let it be revealed here and all three records, 97 degrees at 5:00 and drum roll please and dulles international, everyone in and bwi, 95 degrees. listen, this was a few days of heat here and this is gone by tonight and tomorrow and cooler air and nerve right now, dulles, 96; winchester, 95 and this is hot everywhere.
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>> going to show you relief coming our way. chicago at 66; st. louis, 80; international falls right now at 46 degrees and there is cooler air back here and cincinnati at 82 and there is a couple of base of cooler air. the flood that comes through for tomorrow brings an initial wave of cooler air and that will keep temperatures tomorrow in the upper 90s instead we'll be in the upper 80s and the real cool air will settle in here and bridges us cooler temperatures. this evening, 89 degrees tonight at 7:00 and 82 at 9 and still close to 80 and even at 11:00 and that will be dry. as you know, it's hot out there and will continue to be and for the next few hours. a line of showers to the west of us and this is front number one and there is another cooler pocket of air, too and we have
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a couple of fronts headed our way and wool get this out of here. tomorrow, we're talking about 74 degrees and going to be mild again. warm at noon, 83 degrees and a couple of clouds early in the morning and we'll have mostly sunny skies for the afternoon and high temperature tomorrow around 87 degrees or so and this is the future cast. now, you saw the showers to the west. the future cast is thinking that some of that may hold together overnight tonight and so that we wake up tomorrow morning and we'll have a band of clouds, may be a sprinkle or two coming on across and that is going to be real short and at the slight chance, maybe like a 20 to 30% chance and that we'll have showers through quickly tomorrow morning and that passes on by and going to have a good day. a few clouds in the afternoon and we'll stay dry.
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temperatures in the mid-80s. sunday we're going to have cloud cover and a little bit of sunshine on sunday and mainly we're going to have mostly cloudy conditions on sunday and cooler temperatures on sunday and going to be in the lower and mid-70s on sunday and cooler to the latter part of the weekend and there is going to be a lot of rain to the south and we're hoping some will come on up and looks like monday and tuesday being mostly wet around here with moderate rainfall and we need it. that could be a good soak rain, too o monday and tuesday and with the rain, it's cooler and that is what we're tracking. i have to mention the tropics are heating up to the south of us. tropical storm matthew is making landfall in central america and all models are indicating that by next week,
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we have to watch a potential storm system coming up from the caribbean through the gulf of mexico and maybe affecting us here on the east coast. that is preliminary and no doubt, we'll be talking about that next week. >> okay. >> thank you. >> stay cool. >> yeah, we'll try. thanks, gary. to the talk of the town on tmz. lindsay lohan is back in jail and mike walters is live in l.a. the judge ordered her into custody immediately and didn't talk about bail. was he trying to send a message here? >> i think so. this was a two-minute hearing and basically, not only is she behind bars, this is from now until october 22nd. she would have done two hours and this is sending a statement to her, you broke the law, you broke my order, you're going to jail and that is where lindsey
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is right now. >> and based on the ruling he made before that she should get 30 days for every failed drug test, how long ultimately do you think she's look at here? >> well, she failed two drug tests, one for cocaine and aderol. she's looking at 60 days. remember, this is the same judge that let her out of rehab early because the doctor said that she was not addicted to anything and this is a slap in his face. that, i think, he's not going to letter off at all and that made him look bad. i think lindsay gets anywhere from 30 and upwards of 90 days. >> hopefully she'll learn something. and mel gibson'sex promised to destroy the case? >> what is the latest on that? settlement agreement where they going to exchange the tapes for over $15 million the interesting part, though, i
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don't think that anyone was able to look at the extortion, quote, unquote, that could be involved in this case and this spells out everything and on the website and on the show and that is interesting to see it on paper. you give me tape, i'll give you mean. is that a courtroom or not? that ising about to look at it on paper. >> thank you, we'll see you here for tmz on tv at 6:30. eddie fisher, '50s pop husband and former husband of elizabeth taylor died. he was 82 and sole millions of records, loved by teenage fans and it was overshadowed when he left debbie reynolds and their small children to mary elizabeth taylor. coming up in minutes on the news edge at 6. steven cobair bringing his act to capitol hill. find out what he had to say about a serious subject. a u.s. senate candidate from maryland, hit and killed while riding her bike sunday morning. tonight, family and friends are gathering at the scene for a
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vigil. and a youtube video of two high school girls fighting leads to an arrest and the teams were not the ones booked. find out why one of their mothers is facing charges instead. 
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms...
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doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >> a huge gift for a friend from newark, new jersey schools. the facebook owner said he's donated $100 million to the school system and made that announcement on the oprah winfrey school. the state of newark took over the schools in 1995 after reports of waste and mismanagement. and ropa offered up advice and said they should hire michelle rhee as their new superintendent and she made the suggestion during the today show. rhee's spokeswoman said she has no comment. rhee appeared earlier this month where the talk show host called her a warrior woman.
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thanks for joining us at 5. thage in 6 starts right now. comedy on capitol hill? a house subcommittee got a good dose of it today. comedienne steven cobair testified in character tackling several important issues, among them illegal immigration and migrant farming. matt ackland has more on. this. >> reporter: it was a media frenzy, a long line of journalists and members of the public lined up inside the rayburn building. the hearing room filled in minutes and this is before the star, steven cobair, addressed the subcommittee. >> i hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c span 1. >> reporter: it started the out well and just as he does on his show each night, he tackled serious issues with a large helping of sarcasm. >> america's farms are too